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8:00 AM on 11.03.2014

Oh, just Tom Cruise strapped to the side of a plane for M:I 5

Most guys use stunt doubles. Tom Cruise does not. He's cooler than you. That plane, by the way, is going 250 miles per hour. Bonus, Cruise on top of the tallest building in the world while filming M:I Ghost - Protocol.

Matthew Razak


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Review: Edge of Tomorrow photo
Review: Edge of Tomorrow
by Matthew Razak

With Jupiter Ascending getting pushed back to February Edge of the Tomorrow might be the last of the original summer action movies left standing. Yes, it's an adaptation of a short Japanese novel, but that is still more original than the majority of sequels and and remakes taking up the rest of the summer. As such it had me very interested for it despite the lack of buzz.

It's also an insanely interesting concept. Basically you're getting Groundhog Day, but with mechs, aliens, Tom Cruise and Emily blunt. Throw in the underrated Doug Liman as director and you've got a movie that ten years ago would have been a tent pole, but instead is struggling for relevance. It shouldn't be because other than one tragic flaw it's an absolute blast. 

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3:00 PM on 05.30.2014

See Edge of Tomorrow Early and Free

Edge of Tomorrow is an odd beast. It hasn't got the hype that a lot of the other summer blockbusters have, but man does it look cool. Like a science fiction version of Groundhog Day starring Tom Cruise. I'm actually pret...

Matthew Razak

3:02 PM on 05.12.2014

New Edge of Tomorrow trailer rocks its premise

In a summer crammed with sequels and remakes and superheroes I think I am now more excited for Edge of Tomorrow than anything else. The trailer team on this has been doing an insanely good job and this one isn't any dif...

Matthew Razak

1:00 PM on 12.14.2012

DC Friends: See Jack Reacher early and free

If Skyfall hadn't landed this year I would probably already be dubbing Jack Reacher as the most badass movie of the year. This is a film where Tom Cruise kicks ass and says one-liners for what is basically the entir...

Matthew Razak

10:00 AM on 12.14.2012

New Jack Reacher poster is bleh

They're not even trying at this point. Just slap ole' Tom Cruise's face on a poster, throw the title on there, and you've got yourself some promotional material. This doesn't convey anything! All the looker on can deduce from...

Thor Latham

4:00 PM on 11.09.2012

First image from All You Need Is Kill starring Tom Cruise

It amazes me that Tom Cruise has been able to become one of the world's biggest action stars while making faces like that during his most intense scenes. I guess he must be doing something right. This is the first pic from&nb...

Thor Latham

10:00 AM on 09.14.2012

Trailer: Jack Reacher

How many movies have we seen where Tom Cruise hurts people like this? Someone should go tally that up just for curiosity's sake. I have to admit I know exceptionally little about the Jack Reacher novels, other than...

Thor Latham

7:00 PM on 07.05.2012

Trailer: Jack Reacher

The first trailer for Jack Reacher, Tom Cruise's further attempts to re-solidify himself as an action star, has hit, and it looks like someone ran Drive through the Hollywood Action Movie Mill. That bit of snark as...

Alex Katz



Review: Rock of Ages photo
Review: Rock of Ages
by Matthew Razak

Rock of Ages is basically an all 80's version of Glee. It, in fact, is everything I like and everything I dislike about Glee in movie form. It's a musical built around the songs and not the story. It's main catch isn't the fact that it's a musical, it's that it's a musical with a lot of songs you know and love. It's the kind of Hollywood film that you can see being stitched together as they check off a list of songs that need to be in an 80's rock and roll musical.

You don't want to tap your foot to it or get caught up in the songs, but then, about half-way through, you are. Then, by the end, you're practically throwing up a lighter in the movie theater as Journey (yeah, you know which song) blares through the speakers. And despite the fact that the film is so obviously not rock and roll, the rock and roll in it has caught you up in it. That's the power or rock and roll, and that's what Rock of Ages tries to be about.

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